Spokesman Sami Abu-Zuhri of the Hamas terror organization said, Friday, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "is too cowardly to conduct a real ground war and Gaza will be a graveyard for the invaders." Responding to Netanyahu's word that Israel may expand the Protective Edge counter-terror campaign, Abu-Zuhri also said, "A ground offensive does not frighten us. We will drown the occupation army in the mud of Gaza."
The Hamas spokesman also criticized governments, saying, "On an official level, the Arabs abandoned us in our hour of need. Gaza is not part of China. It's part of the Arab nation and all Arab leaders must show responsibility.